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Backplate Systems

Combine hard backplates made from different materials with harnesses in several design styles. Single Tank Adapters and Shoulder Pads increase their convenience and comfort.

Interchangability of Backplates and Wings

One configuration consideration is that plates and wings are not always perfectly interchangable among brands. Manufacturers tend to make subtle design decisions such as the placement of grommet holes and slots on the wing based on aligning similar slots and holes of their own brand of backplate. The shape of the flat in the centre of a specific brand wing may be designed to match the specific shape of their plate so that the bladder is not pinched by the plate when the two are assembled together on doubles.

A common annoyance with doubles mounting is the depth of the "V" in the centre of the plate varies slightly among brands, which can trigger compatibility problems with the bolt height setting of the bands. The diver might find it very difficult to engage the wing nuts when assembling a plate and wing on a set of doubles where the bolt height was optimised for a different brand plate and wing.

The good news is that we are not aware of any interchangability issues for doubles mounting between any of the brands of wings and plates we sell. For single tanks, you can usually avoid using a single tank adapter (STA) if the wing and plate are the same brand. By the same token when the brands are mismatched, or the wing manufacturer does not also offer a branded plate, a STA is pretty much a necessity.


OMS Comfort Harness System II with Stainless Steel Backplate
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OMS Comfort Harness System II with Stainless Steel Backplate

The OMS Comfort Harness System II with Stainless Steel Backplate combines these two great OMS products completely assembled so you have more time to...
$699.00

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OMS SmartStream Signature System - 45lb Double Wing - AL
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OMS SmartStream Signature System - 45lb Double Wing - AL

This OMS SmartStream Signature System with Aluminium Backplate and 45 lb lift wing offers you a double tank harness system for diving in total...
$1,329.00  $1,063.20
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OMS SmartStream Signature System - 45lb Double Wing - SS
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OMS SmartStream Signature System - 45lb Double Wing - SS

This OMS SmartStream Signature System with Stainless Steel Backplate and 45 lb Lift Wing offers you a double tank harness system for diving in total...
$1,299.00  $1,039.20
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Apeks WTX Harness
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Apeks WTX Harness

The Apeks WTX Harness is the most versatile one from Apeks and it features a range of customisation options. The sturdy construction combined with...
$870.00  $780.00
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OMS IQ Backpack Harness
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OMS IQ Backpack Harness

One of OMS's signature products, the form-fitting, fast adjust OMS IQ Pack harness leads the way in comfort and durability. It comes complete with...
$543.00  $434.40
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Mares XR Complete Mounting System with 3mm Ali Backplate
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Mares XR Complete Mounting System with 3mm Ali Backplate

The Mares XR Complete Mounting System with 3mm Aluminium Backplate is part of the new Mares Extended Range (XR) Gear Line. It is a combination of the...
$479.00
Mares XR Complete Mounting System with 3mm SS Backplate
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Mares XR Complete Mounting System with 3mm SS Backplate

The Mares XR Complete Mounting System with 3mm Stainless Steel Backplate is part of the new Mares Extended Range (XR) Gear Line. It comes with a...
$479.00
Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with Aluminium Hardware
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Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with Aluminium Hardware

The Mares XR Heavy Duty Light Harness with Marine Grade Anodised Aluminium Hardware is part of the Mares Extended Range (XR) Gear Line. Bridging the...
$119.00
Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with SS Hardware
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Mares XR Harness Heavy Duty with SS Hardware

The Mares XR Heavy Duty Harness with with Stainless Steel Hardware is part of the Mares Extended Range (XR) Gear Line. Bridging the gap between...
$129.00
Apeks WTX Deluxe One-Piece Webbed Harness
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Apeks WTX Deluxe One-Piece Webbed Harness

The Apeks WTX Deluxe One-Piece Webbed Harness is simple, yet strong, and can take the load of a fully rigged technical diver. It can be easily...
$230.00  $218.50
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OMS Continuous Weave DIR Harness
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OMS Continuous Weave DIR Harness

The OMS Continuous Weave DIR Harness system is a basic harness for use with an aluminium or steel backplate. Divers that prefer the simplest, most...
$239.00  $215.10
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Dolphin Tech Harness - Deluxe
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Dolphin Tech Harness - Deluxe

The Dolphin Tech Deluxe Harness gives the diver a more comfortable set up than the Dolphin Tech Basic Harness. It comes with anatomically shaped...
$180.00
Dolphin Tech Harness - Basic
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Dolphin Tech Harness - Basic

As simple as it can be, the Dolphin Tech Basic Harness is reliable, has no superfluous parts to fail, and is easy to set up. Embraced by DIR purists...
$90.00
Apeks WTX Stainless Steel Backplate
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Apeks WTX Stainless Steel Backplate

The Apeks WTX Stainless Steel Backplate is the backbone of any system. This cleverly designed back plate can be used with the Apeks Deluxe One-piece...
$500.00  $475.00
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Mares XR Backplate Stainless Steel 6mm
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Mares XR Backplate Stainless Steel 6mm

The Mares XR Stainless Steel 6 mm Backplate is part of the new Mares Extended Range (XR) Gear Line. This is a tough skeleton backplate made to be...
$399.00
Mares XR Backplate Stainless Steel 3mm
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Mares XR Backplate Stainless Steel 3mm

The Mares XR Stainless Steel 3 mm Backplate is part of the new Mares Extended Range (XR) Gear Line. This is a tough skeleton backplate made to be...
$339.00
Dolphin Tech Backplate - Stainless Steel
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Dolphin Tech Backplate - Stainless Steel

The Dolphin Tech Stainless Steel Backplate is designed to be the heart of a technical buoyancy compensator system. It provides a vital connection...
$215.00
Apeks WTX Aluminium Backplate
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Apeks WTX Aluminium Backplate

  STOCK STATUS: We would love to ship this to you, unfortunately the Australian supplier is out of stock of this item and currently advising...
$400.00
Dolphin Tech Backplate - Aluminium
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Dolphin Tech Backplate - Aluminium

The Dolphin Tech Aluminium Backplate is designed to be the heart of a technical buoyancy compensator system for travelling divers. It provides a...
$155.00

Mares XR Backplate Aluminium 3mm
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Mares XR Backplate Aluminium 3mm

The Mares XR Aluminium 3 mm Backplate is part of the new Mares Extended Range (XR) Gear Line. This is a tough skeleton backplate made to be strong...
$299.00
Mares XR Soft Backplate
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Mares XR Soft Backplate

The Mares XR Soft Backplate is a flexible alternative to solid metal backplates for a customisable harness and wing setup. Hard-wearing materials and...
$149.00  $134.00
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Land and Sea Single Cylinder Backpack with Harness
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Land and Sea Single Cylinder Backpack with Harness

A classic, time-tested, rigid blow-moulded single-cylinder backpack with integral carry-handles. Includes single-cylinder cam band and harness. This...
$95.95  $86.50
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Mares XR Polygon Single Backmount Set
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Mares XR Polygon Single Backmount Set

The Polygon Single Set offers perfect trim and adjustment. The Extended Range diver will be facilitated in finding the trim required for technical...
$1,099.95
Mares XR-REC ICE Single Backmount Set
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Mares XR-REC ICE Single Backmount Set

The XR-Rec Ice single Backmount Set is the perfect companion for all cold water technical divers. To increase the durability of this backmount set,...
$1,649.95
Mares XR-REC Silver Single Backmount Set
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Mares XR-REC Silver Single Backmount Set

The Mares XR Rec Silver Single Backmount Set includes everything you need to enter the world of XR diving. This one size fits all (fully adjustable...
$1,499.00
Apeks WTX Ultralight Travel Back Plate
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Apeks WTX Ultralight Travel Back Plate

The Apeks WTX Ultralight Travel Back Plate is for the diver who enjoys diving back plate and wings but doesn't want the weight that a traditional...
$150.00

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